Charts analysis: Ariana Grande scores sixth week at singles summit

In an unchanged top three that consists entirely of female American soloists in their mid-twenties, Ariana Grande’s Thank U, Next racks up its sixth straight week at No.1 on sales of 58,450 copies (including 53,754 from sales-equivalent streams). The last single by a US female soloist to spend longer at No.1 was Cher’s Believe, which endured for seven weeks in 1998.

Thank U, Next’s latest triumph comes in the week when two songs by Grande top the million mark on ...

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